This week we let the reviews take a back seat, as we focus on festival fare and classic cinema. Podcast stalwart Irini M. is back with us to discuss the line-up for this year's Venice Film Festival (which she will be attending) but abandons us after half an hour, forcing Pete to turn to poetry for consolation. We take (a lot of) time out to discuss the year that was 1977, talking about the year's critics prizes, Oscar winners, and our personal top tens, leading to digressions about a classic catfight between Shirley MaClaine and Anne Bancroft, and a disappointing gay denial from Cal's student days. Elsewhere, we chat about David Gordon Green's "Joe," sci-fi adventure "Earth to Echo," and mythological action film "Hercules," which Pete's piano pupil was conspicuously absent from. Tune in to discover which Hong Kong director (no - not that one) got Pete and Irini excited, how the approach to casting of Luis Bunuel and Pier Pasolini was beyond liberal, and why the party island of Ibiza will force a mini-podcast hiatus. The Week's News:
The trailer for Liv Ullmann's "Miss Julie" is released Opening Segment: Discussing the recently-announced lineup for this year's Venice Film Festival, featuring films from Roy Andersson, Ramin Bahrani, and Andrew Niccol!
[3:55 - 20:40]
Listener Questions [Ibbi]
[20:45 - 29:35]
Classic Segment: Discussing our favourite films and performances from 1977, touching upon films by William Friedkin, Paul Verhoeven, and Fred Zinnemann, and performances by Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, and Quinn Cummings! Plus much more!
[38:35 - 1:16:55]
Reviews of: Joe Earth to Echo Hercules [1:17:00 - 1:34:05]
Shag, Marry or Kill? The Olsen Factor The Isaac Range